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We can tell their stories, but for some of our dogs their smiling faces say it so much better. As we say farewell to 2015 please join us in celebrating just a few of our success stories through these before-and-after photographs in the video, and please consider making a donation so we can celebrate even more in 2016!
Mesa, now Zoey, was found as an area stray underweight, missing hair and struggling to walk. Struggle is clearly no longer a part of this vibrant dog’s vocabulary.
Severe allergies left Simba debilitated with skin infections and missing fur. Today he is as handsome as he is sweet.
A broken elbow, requiring orthopedic surgery and long-term rehab, left Khloe the lab puppy without a home. Thanks to her foster home she is playing again after months of recovery.
Odie needed double cherry eye surgery and many teeth removed when his owner’s health issues left him in a shelter. He had surgery and was loved in his foster home until a spinal tumor was too much for him to conquer.
Dalia, renamed Marilla, was found as a scared stray with skin and eye infections. Now she is a spoiled, smiling Therapy Dog.
Emaciated Bayou arrived with a cancerous growth and serious anxiety. His foster helped him heal inside and out and found him a perfect home.
Carson was hit by a car in NYC, unable to walk. Facing euthanasia he needed a rescue to give him a chance. His fosters helped us do that and more – they adopted him and gave him a family.
Felix, now Chunk, was left in a shelter because of landlord issues, but we soon discovered he needed bladder stone surgery too. Today Chunk is stone free and will never be without a home again.
We found out about Holli through another rescue group, one that could not afford her orthopedic surgery. Once we saw her face, we had to learn more about her, and when we heard about her sweet temperament and loving heart, we knew she was a Peppertree Dog. It cost Peppertree Rescue over $6,000 to help Holli find a home, and while we had assistance from a generous grant from Lab Med, Holli was our most costly rescue in 2015 – and completely worth it. Her new canine sister agrees.
China Rose pulled on our heartstrings from the moment we met her at a local shelter. She was shutting down in the kennels where she was surrendered after having had a litter of pups – we can only assume it was not her first. She was missing fur, had a serious upper respiratory infection, and was in desperate need of some TLC. She was very stressed and took time to relax, but never lost her wonderful personality. Clearly she is not stressed anymore, and loves her new brother Mike.
One year – Severide, aka Sevvy, took one year to find his home, but all that he did in that year astounded us. Sevvy is not a typical dog: he is deaf, and has neurological issues, but he did not let anything hold him back. He overcame his anxiety, he earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate, and he wiggled his happy way into our hearts. Sevvy’s fosters stuck by him and it was a privilege to watch them help him go from huddling in the corner of a living room and flinching when touched, to playing and engaging with people and other dogs. Because of them he found his forever home.
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